2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations
Topic-based tabulation: Mother Tongue - Detailed Aboriginal Languages (79), Single and Multiple Language Responses (3), Age Groups (13A), Sex (3) and Area of Residence (6) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 Census
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|Release date:||October 24, 2012|
Note: Population excluding institutional residents universe
The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.
Note: Area of residence
'Area of residence' refers to the following geographic areas: on reserve, rural area, small population centre, medium population centre and large urban population centre. These geographic areas can be used to show where the Aboriginal population is residing.
'On reserve' includes six census subdivision (CSD) types legally affiliated with First Nations or Indian bands, i.e., Indian reserve (IRI), Indian settlement (S-É) (except for the five Indian settlements of Champagne Landing 10, Klukshu, Two and One-Half Mile Village, Two Mile Village and Kloo Lake), Indian government district (IGD), terres réservées aux Cris (TC), terres réservées aux Naskapis (TK) and Nisga'a land (NL), as well as the northern village of Sandy Bay in Saskatchewan.
A population centre (POPCTR) has a population of at least 1,000 and a population density of 400 persons or more per square kilometre, based on the current census population count. All areas outside population centres are classified as rural areas.
Population centres are classified into one of three population size groups:
- small population centres, with a population of between 1,000 and 29,999
- medium population centres, with a population of between 30,000 and 99,999
- large urban population centres, consisting of a population of 100,000 and over.
Rural areas include remote and wilderness areas and agricultural lands, as well as small towns, villages and other populated places with a population of less than 1,000.
Additional information on the geographic units can be obtained from the 2011 Census Dictionary.
Note: On reserve
Users should be aware that the counts for this item are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements. The extent of the impact will depend on the geographic area under study. In 2011, a total of 31 Indian reserves and Indian settlements were incompletely enumerated by the census. The populations of these 31 communities are not included in the census counts.
|Mother tongue - Detailed Aboriginal languages (79)||Single and multiple language responses (3)|
|Total - Single and multiple language responsesFootnote 2||Single language responsesFootnote 3||Multiple language responsesFootnote 4|
|Total - Detailed Aboriginal languagesFootnote 5||33,121,175||32,481,635||639,540|
|Algonquian languages, n.i.e.||70||60||10|
|North Slavey (Hare)||225||220||5|
|Athapaskan languages, n.i.e.||75||70||5|
|Iroquoian languages, n.i.e.||85||75||10|
|Salish languages, n.i.e.||365||305||55|
|Siouan languages, n.i.e.||105||95||15|
|Wakashan languages, n.i.e.||0||0||0|
|Inuit languages, n.i.e.||350||305||50|
|Aboriginal languages, n.i.e.||1,010||760||250|
|Other languagesFootnote 6||6,849,050||6,366,955||482,090|
- Footnote 1
Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
- Footnote 2
The category 'Total - Single and multiple language responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other languages. Total responses represent the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the census.
- Footnote 3
A single language response occurs when a respondent provides one language only.
- Footnote 4
A multiple language response occurs when a respondent provides two or more languages.
- Footnote 5
This is a total population count. The sum of the languages in this table is greater than the total population count because a person may report more than one language in the census.
- Footnote 6
This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-314-XCB2011050.
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